Saturday, September 21, 2013

Birdwatch album - White-breasted Waterhen

White-breasted waterhen
 These birds are made for walking.  They are seen in grassy swampy areas, leaving clear imprints on muddy patches. The waterhen moves quickly when seen and darts for cover in an instant.  They make the typical sounds of 'Ruak-Ruak' and thus are called locally as Keruak in Malay.  On one occasion I was able to get very close to its young chick which is all black.  Both sexes are usually alike.

Young chick of the waterhen running for cover.

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